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34 Awe-Inspiring Photos of Southeast Asia

From the impressive temples of Thailand and Cambodia to the beautiful, pristine beaches of Bali and the Philippines, you won't want to miss these 34 travel-inspiring scenes of Southeast Asia.

  1. "A monk visits the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia."

    (Courtesy dellahuff/myBudgetTravel)
  2. "This Blue Star Water Lily (Nymphaea nouchali) was photographed in the Orchid Gardens of the Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens, Malaysia."

    (Courtesy LisaS/myBudgetTravel)
  3. "The Schwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar."

    (Courtesy gcching/myBudgetTravel)
  4. "A beautiful photo of Maya Bay in Thailand."

    (Courtesy tliang1/myBudgetTravel)
  5. "Beautiful mountains near the town of Vang Vieng in Laos."

    (Courtesy joe8211943/myBudgetTravel)
  6. "I love the countries of Southeast Asia. Gold temples and Buddhas are the symbols of their great past. I found this temple in Mandalay, Myanmar."

    (Courtesy donutdollie/myBudgetTravel)
  7. "Jurong Bird Park is a popular tourist attraction in Singapore and is managed by Wildlife Reserves Singapore. It is a  landscaped park built on the western slope of Jurong Hill, Jurong District, in Singapore."

    (Courtesy hjafar/myBudgetTravel)
  8. "Approaching Kalanggaman Island in the Philippines."

    (Courtesy eaniban/myBudgetTravel)
  9. "A blooming lotus blossom in the Balinese sunset, taken in Ubud, Bali."

    (Courtesy floatinglow/myBudgetTravel)
  10. "Towers of giant, serene, stone faces at Bayon Temple. The temple houses 200 faces in all and originally served as a shrine dedicated to Buddha."

    (Courtesy laratada/myBudgetTravel)
  11. "Sunset on the Irrawaddy River. How peaceful this moment was! I was floating in a small boat on the river, the engine had been turned off, and all we did was wait for the sun to set. I wish I could do this every evening. These are the real colors that my camera captured."

    (Courtesy donutdollie/myBudgetTravel)
  12. "The Royal Palace in Bangkok, Thailand."

    (Courtesy edub07/myBudgetTravel)
  13. "Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud, on the island of Bali, is an incredible setting to see monkeys. It is their place and they wander around the beautiful temples, pathways, and lush tropical landscape. Here, a monkey family portrait."

    (Courtesy donutdollie/myBudgetTravel)
  14. "The rural villages of Flores, Indonesia, are so picturesque. Friendly locals make the lush countryside an inviting place to visit."

    (Courtesy floatinglow/myBudgetTravel)
  15. "After expressing our joy of being in Thailand's old capital by cartwheeling across the grass, we were even more impressed with this view of Ayutthaya behind a plumeria tree."

    (Courtesy LisaS/myBudgetTravel)
  16. "This is Wat Benchamabophit in Bangkok, Thailand."

    (Courtesy Stevsey/myBudgetTravel)
  17. "A terraced rice field in Bali."

    (Courtesy Richard Griswold/myBudgetTravel)
  18. "The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia."

    (Courtesy lauren424/myBudgetTravel)
  19. "Chinatown in Singapore is one of the most colorful neighborhoods in the city."

    (Courtesy atlpilot36/myBudgetTravel)
  20. "Buddha at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep."

    (Courtesy sarsabf5/myBudgetTravel)
  21. "Boat waiting in Thailand. Views like this seem to be around every corner in northern Thailand. This was taken near Chiang Mai."

    (Courtesy sharman/myBudgetTravel)
  22. "A classic Buddha from the golden ages of Thailand's past empire. This Buddha sits in the ruins of a Wat, or temple, in the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya."

    (Courtesy MattMur/myBudgetTravel)
  23. "A beautiful reflection of Angkor Wat in Cambodia."

    (Courtesy dni/myBudgetTravel)
  24. "Qunci Villas in Lombok."

    (Courtesy silviabeltramini/myBudgetTravel)
  25. "During the Mid-Autumn Festival, children play with brightly lit lanterns at night. The tradtional lanterns are made of paper or cellophane and lit with candles within. If you are in Singapore at this time, try some exquisite mooncakes (traditionally made with lotus seed paste) and sip Chinese tea.

    (Courtesy dorothydiva/myBudgetTravel)
  26. "The Royal Palace in Bangkok, Thailand."

    (Courtesy edub07/myBudgetTravel)
  27. "Deserted beaches, gorgeous scenery, and warm clear water. If you ever hear people going on and on about beaches in the Philippines, it's because it's almost too good to be true. This one is a tiny island off Palawan."

    (Courtesy msmarls/myBudgetTravel)
  28. "Mekong Delta, Vietnam."

    (Courtesy ateliercypher/myBudgetTravel)
  29. "Offering of incense outside the Jade Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam."

    (laratada/myBudgetTravel)
  30. "In Chiang Mai, Thailand, I watched an elephant paint a picture. He chose the colors and used the brush with his trunk. It was so amazing to see."

    (Courtesy rebkatravel/myBudgetTravel)
  31. "Wat Chalong in Phuket, Thailand. This Wat dates back to the early 1800s. The Thais hold this Wat very dear to their hearts and I feel as though you haven't really visited Phuket unless you come to this Wat."

    (Courtesy donutdollie/myBudgetTravel)
  32. "This was at Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep, in Chiang Mai, Thailand."

    (Courtesy sarsabf5/myBudgetTravel)
  33. "Pura Ulum Danu Bratan, Temple to the Goddess of the Lake, in Bali."

    (Courtesy PegAllison/myBudgetTravel)
  34. "This was taken at my father's wedding near Khorat, Thailand. This was my first journey to Southeast Asia, and words cannot describe rural life in Thailand. This was one of the most adventerous trips of my life."

    (Courtesy TWAndy/myBudgetTravel)

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